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East Asia’s Human Capital Key to Continuing Growth

East Asia’s Human Capital Key to Continuing Growth | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Economists don’t always get things right. In the late 1950s Gunnar Myrdal predicted that Burma and the Philippines were the two Asian countries most likely to inherit the mantle of rapid growth in the Asian region.


This inaccurate prediction, which many shared, was based partly on the fact that the Philippines and Burma (now Myanmar) accumulated more human capital than other countries in the region. In 1960, the secondary school enrolment rate in the Philippines was 26 per cent — higher than that of Malaysia and Hong Kong and, in fact, higher than that of Portugal and Spain. At 10 per cent, secondary school enrolment rate in the poorer parts of Burma was much lower, but still exceeded the rates of countries that are now significantly richer, such as Indonesia and Thailand.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career

Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Living in places where awesome people live is awesome for you. For instance, if you live near folks you really love—your family, your BFFs, and the like—then studies suggest you'll be much happier than if you were all on your lonesome. As well, more and more research is showing that things we used to think were profoundly individual—like health and innovation—are actually quite collective: seems we can't help but be social creatures.


The most social of these social creatures tend to congregate in social places: you can call them cities. As Enrico Moretti, author of The New Geography of Jobs, tells the Creativity Post, your location dramatically impacts your creativity and productivity, since the place where you live quite literally determines who you can surround yourself with—in a way that not even the Internet can replicate.



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The people we know affect us in subtly major ways: for one, they help us land gigs. For two, they shape our behavior: if you're someone who's endlessly assessing things, then it's a good idea to pair up (personally or professionally) with someone inclined toward action (though you may drive yourself crazy for a while). Third, they shape our ideas.

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How to get that promotion you've been waiting for

How to get that promotion you've been waiting for | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Over the course of an hour, Mashable covered an array of questions, ranging from how employees can demonstrate successful leadership in the office, to the key questions employees should be asking their supervisors in performance reviews.

Several career experts and entrepreneurs shared their insights on the topic, including: James Caan, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Group; Laurie Ruettimann, HR writer, speaker and advisor; Lisa Gates, negotiation consultant and executive coach at SheNegotiates.com; Dr. Marla Gottschalk, senior consultant at Allied Talent; Suzy Welch, business journalist and bestselling co-author of The Real Life MBA; Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors, and The Muse, an engaging job-search and career-advice website.

Check out highlights from our chat.

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Mashable and several career experts participated a #BizChats Twitter chat to discuss how employees can justify a promotion, guilt-free.

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Waking Up at 3 Every Morning Made Me Super Productive–Until it Didn’t

Waking Up at 3 Every Morning Made Me Super Productive–Until it Didn’t | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

It began with getting up at 5 a.m. That was the plan. Our baby would wake up at 6, and since I was the primary caretaker at home, I'd be able to get a sufficient amount of business done before then. I quickly learned that meant I didn't shower unless he took a nap, so I started getting up at 4:30 a.m. Then I realized I couldn't make morning tea or coffee unless I got up at 4:15 a.m., and that I had to refuse my steadily increasing workload unless I woke up at 4:00, then 3:15 a.m.

After several months, however, I realized that this should not-or rather, could not-be my default. My moods began swinging. My body began to ache.

I told myself that I'd keep at it for a year. As the 12th month arrived on the horizon, I hit the equivalent of a runner's wall, and I limped to the finish line.

It was time for a change. I decided to look at my priorities. I started saying no to gigs, accepted that parts of my to-do list wouldn't get done, and gave myself at least one alarm-free morning every week. The aches went away, my mind got clearer, and everything became more focused. The year following the experiment was even more productive, as I zeroed in on only the projects about which I was most passionate-simply because I didn't have the time to do otherwise.

In the end, I left with some serious takeaways:

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Waking up extremely early has strong benefits, but it definitely isn't a silver bullet--and may push your chances of burnout and fatigue.

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Vishwanath Upadhyaya's curator insight, July 6, 5:46 AM
to be more productive in our day to day life, we must rise early. with fresh energy of morning we may better concentrate on our priorities.
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9 Ways To Become a Thought Leader

9 Ways To Become a Thought Leader | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

According to Wikipedia, a thought leader "is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded." I've interviewed dozens of thought leaders over the years and have observed they have these common strategies.

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Regardless of their specific area of expertise, thought leaders use similar strategies to achieve greatness.

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Thought leaders have unique strategy and plan; That's how they stand out from others.

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Working Mothers Raise More Successful Daughters and Empathetic Sons

Working Mothers Raise More Successful Daughters and Empathetic Sons | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A mother's guilt never ends.


You can never quite do enough, try juggle enough, be enough in an age where the demands of family, work and (hopefully) a personal life keep you hopping morning, noon and night.


Huffington Post titles tell mothers how to "Be a Working Mom Without Hating Your Life," "End the Mommy Guilt for Good!" and "Conquer Mommy Guilt Once and for All."


But what if you needn't feel so guilty in the first place?


What if the very fact that you're a working mom actually has substantial and meaningful benefits for your children?

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Thanks to a new Harvard study, you can stop beating yourself up and feeling guilty about working outside the home, Mom.

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